Muthukaruppan Annamalai

Software Engineer

I have a passion for research on distributed systems problems in an industry environment. I am one of the founding members of a distributed, key-value store called ZippyDB that we built at Facebook. ZippyDB currently servers a variety of workloads with challenging scale and performance requirements. My other work at Facebook includes founding Akkio, which helps exploit locality and data temperature characteristics in data to more efficiently store it. Before my career at Facebook, I worked at Microsoft solving a variety of distributed systems problems. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras and my Master’s degree in CSE from the University of Washington – Seattle.


Distributed systems, geo-replicated storage, databases, data consistency, efficient data storage

Latest Publications

OSDI 2018 - October 8, 2018

Sharding the Shards: Managing Datastore Locality at Scale with Akkio

Muthukaruppan Annamalai, Kaushik Ravichandran, Harish Srinivas, Igor Zinkovsky, Luning Pan, Tony Savor, David Nagle, Michael Stumm

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